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Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress

By the second day of Comic Con, Fashionable Reader, I was rather more into the flow of things. I had deduced the secret back entrance and was getting accustomed to sore feet. Even in flats.

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day DressGail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress

For Friday I planned mostly meetings at the hotel, and had intended a day of rest for the ankle. I did end up back at the convention center in pursuit of a Firefly panel, story to come in my author blog on Monday. But you, Fashionable Reader, are here for the clothes!

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress

So I donned an adapted version of my cream & brown & blue flowered day dress with mixed cream and brown accessories. You may be familiar with this dress, it had its first outing at the Alameda Vintage Faire.

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day DressGail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress

 I don't really like it with my cream cardy, I'll have to come up with something else for warmth. Luckily I didn't need it after the morning, the weather being most cooperative.

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress

I love the cut of this dress, it's a classic day dress. I might invest in a poofy cream underskirt for this and the blue & cream from yesterday. To make it more open, like one sees in vintage photos.

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
Madmen

It had an adorable little bow belt detail at the waist too, so cute.

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress

Here are a few similar I have found online.

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day DressGail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
 Lovely shirt dress style; and a short 60s one with a pussycat bow and pleated skirt.

Here are two vintage pieces.

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
 1950's Hawaiian Casuals by Stan Hicks
Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
1950s Wiggle Dress Brown Floral Print


And how about something for my characters to wear in a similar vein?

First, something for Sophronia and one of her friends in the Finishing School series . . .

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
 1850

Something for her arch rivals Monique and Preshea . . .

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day DressGail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
 1852-55 by poteidia; 1855 day dresses

Something for Alexia to wear in the Parasol Protectorate series, possibly in Heartless . . .

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
 1870s early

Something a little more to Rue's taste, in the upcoming Parasol Protectorate Abroad series. (Rue has terribly good taste and is awfully fond of tea gowns, so sensible.)

Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress
1890-1895 Tea Gown  Worth  The Royal Ontario Museum

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6 Comments on Retro Rack: Gail Carriger at Comic Con 2012 Outfits ~ Day Two Flowered Day Dress

  • Rebecca
    on July 20, 2012 | 13:54 Rebeccasaid :
    "You're making my mouth water. I've got so many projects right now. I'm working on a Norfolk jacket for my husband, wanting to get together in the next 2 weeks, a Decades of Style sun dress and a Vogue vintage evening dress with the appropriate underwear. We'll see how it goes."
  • Anonymous
    on July 20, 2012 | 17:56 Anonymoussaid :
    "What a beautiful day dress! The pattern reminds me of one I've just bought in pink and purple, although the cut is different, as mine is a modern dress done in a vintage sytle, as opposed to a proper vintage dress. But I can see why you don't like the cream cardigan with it - maybe something in light blue or brown?"
  • Gail Carriger
    on July 21, 2012 | 09:31 Gail Carrigersaid :
    "Yes, I'm thinking brown, or a darker cream, but certainly a better cut, shorter and more fitted."
  • Anonymous
    on July 22, 2012 | 04:31 Anonymoussaid :
    "Ooh, yes, that would be lovely! You always have the best fashion ideas :)"
  • Rosy
    on August 14, 2012 | 13:31 Rosysaid :
    "I suggest checking out square dance stores (including online ones) for the crinoline, because they're usually reasonably priced there. Also, maybe a cream, fitted short jacket with the dress? Vintage '40s and '50s was all about tailoring so such a jacket would lend the dress a bit more of a formal air--while still keeping you warm, of course. :-)"
  • Gail Carriger
    on August 14, 2012 | 14:58 Gail Carrigersaid :
    "I have a cream blazer but it just doesn't work with this dress. I think I'll try it with my blush colored cropped blazer next time, as you suggest, I think that would be the best cut. I just picked up the perfect vintage poofy underskirt! I'm so pleased with it. Annoying to pack, of course, but so cute. I'm making some repairs and then posting about it."
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